Man Who Bragged About Raping Kids Justified His Acts in Most Twisted Way

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handcuffsSadly, we no longer have to wonder what the face of evil looks like. These days there are too many examples. Among the most heinous has to be Ryan Firoved. When we first heard that name a year ago, he had been caught trying to arrange sex with his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter. This was not his first such crime. He had even bragged to her about a past attack. Stomach turning. Now, thankfully, Firoved has been found guilty of attempted first-degree child rape and is awaiting sentencing.

What is so disturbing about this man is that he actually believes he is not as bad as other men who want to have sex with children. "I guess you could say I am a pedophile, but at least I am not a predator. People come to me and I make it consensual," he once told his girlfriend.

Sick. Just sick. But he isn't the only pervert who tried to rationalize their deviant, criminal behavior. Just a few weeks ago we reported the twisted story of 77-year-old retired radio host David Herman. He was caught in a sex sting when he thought he was meeting up with a 6-year-old girl. To him, 6 was the perfect age to begin "loving" a child. It's despicable. But as hard as it is to listen to these guys explain away their actions, it provides valuable insights for those of us trying to protect our children.

These aren't wild, reckless, or impulsive criminals. It seems that in many instances, their crimes are thought out and planned. To them, what they are doing is not evil, not criminal, but natural. Even as adults, we have to remember that this kind of evil can come cloaked in a seemingly harmless exterior. The people around them had no idea what kind of sick beings they are. It's just a frightening reminder that we have to be careful about who we invite into our lives.

What do you think is a parent's best defense against these kinds of monsters?


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Melan... MelanieJK

The fact that a lot of these people don't go to great lengths (or any lengths) to avoid places and situations where they might be challenged suggests that many  don't believe it's wrong.   In fact many do the opposiite by purposely seeking out websites etc. that will make it harder for them to resist their urges.    It's not wrong because it's a crime,   it's a crime because it's wrong.     I don't believe for a second that they believe their idiotic justifications.

2baby... 2babymomma

Really MikeW? Really?

BeccaLS BeccaLS

MikeW you are aware that the vast majority of pedophiles are straight, white men, right?


Happy... Happydad73


What does race have to do with anything? And where do you get this statistic anyways? Is it part of the '75% of all statistics aee made up' rationale?

small... smallfryes

@ becca ls

Actually you too are incorrect. Pedophilia has no sexual orientation (neither heterosexual nor homosexual) as the correct sexual orientation of a pedophile is solely toward children (and then only under the age of 12). It isn't gender specific.

nonmember avatar Erh

MikeW. Face palm. I pray you are a troll. What a douchey horrible thing to say.

Katy Berezny Bledsoe

This is the spirit of Islam and the Muslim religion which marries off young girls. Intercultural rationale.

nonmember avatar Ruth

Why is there no law demanding their immediate castration?

nonmember avatar Carolyn

Normal parents possess a 6th sense. They can tell when something is awry with the people they meet; pedophiles and predators included.

Monta... MontanaLon

A parents best defense to people like these is a good offense.


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